Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic imaging and medical scans are vital in accurately diagnosing and cancer staging, as well as tracking the progress of treatment.
Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada’s treatment centers are equipped with Nevada imaging services, making access to tests and scans convenient for you, and ensuring your physicians have timely access to the results.
Our physicians, nurses and staff utilize this technology to actively monitor progress as part of our efforts to keep our patients informed on their courses of treatment, while letting them know more detail about techniques applied on their behalf.
The following Nevada imaging services are available to patients of Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada:
Computed Tomography (CT) is an imaging tool that uses special x-ray equipment to reveal the body’s detailed anatomic structure with great clarity. It is commonly used in detecting, diagnosing and staging cancer.
Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening
Early detection is a proven, successful strategy for fighting many forms of cancer. Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada offers screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT) for people at high risk for lung cancer, the only recommended screening test for the disease.
LDCT is used to find nodules in the lungs and takes many pictures of the inside of your body from different angles using x-rays. The amount of radiation used is much lower than standard doses of a CT scan and contrast dye should not be used.
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) is a sophisticated camera that takes pictures of your body’s cells, producing powerful images unobtainable by other imaging techniques.
A PET/CT scan combines two powerful imaging techniques into one of the most advanced medical imaging tools available. Positron Emission Tomography (PET) shows a body’s metabolic activity, while Computed Tomography (CT) shows anatomy. When fused together, the information from these scans can be used with a high degree of confidence to detect, localize, and assess the stage of a variety of cancers.